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11/17/2009 3:58:05 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
N.H.--Your Presence and Comments Needed to Defend Homeschooling Freedom

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November 17, 2009

New Hampshire--Your Presence and Comments Needed
to Defend Homeschooling Freedom in New Hampshire!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The House Education Committee (HEC) will meet this Thursday, November
19, at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207, to hear reports from the five committees
that have been assiduously studying home education in New Hampshire,
after which there will be a special meeting of the HEAC to discuss the
recent rule revisions (time and place to be announced shortly).

We encourage you to attend this executive session of the HEC, if your
schedule allows. Your presence will show the legislators that
homeschoolers are concerned about the effort by some to impose
unnecessary and harmful regulation on New Hampshire home educators.

The chair and vice-chair of HEAC met with the commissioner of
education this week. They obtained a commitment from the commissioner
to submit comment to the State Board of Education requesting that
revised changes to the rules be submitted, reflecting changes from the
meeting this week, and restoring much of what HEAC had originally
proposed. The commissioner is reported to have been complimentary of
homeschoolers in New Hampshire, and has expressed surprise that so
much effort is being spent on homeschooling when public schools are in
need of such a great deal of attention. Details concerning these
changes will be covered at the special HEAC meeting on Thursday and
then confirmed by the commissioner for re-submittal to the State Board
of Education on December 9.

At the state board public hearing on December 9, the normal procedure
is to allow 30 minutes of public testimony. The deadline for the
submission of written comment on the rules is December 23. HSLDA
encourages our members to submit written comment to the board with the
simple request that the HEAC approved rules be reviewed and approved.
The Home Education Advisory Council invested long hours to make sure
that the rules align closely with the law and its recent changes. The
board should approve these rules which appropriately reflect the
needed changes in light of recent legislative changes to RSA 193A.

You may submit written comments regarding the rules to:

Mary Mayo
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord NH 03301

Thank you for your commitment to defending homeschool freedom in the
Granite State.

Very Truly Yours,



Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Staff Attorney

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